Real adoption stories

Every adopter’s experience of becoming a parent will be different – there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ adoption!

Here, we share the thoughts and reflections of a number of adopters, both couples and individuals, who became parents with the help of our Adoption Connections service.  Their circumstances are diverse, and their routes to becoming parents were all different.

We’re grateful to the adopters who were willing to share their stories, and we hope these testimonies give you a flavour of what it really means to become an adoptive parent…

We believe that it is vitally important for potential and prospective adopters to have contact with others who have been through the process. Anyone attending our information events gets the opportunity to hear from and speak to an existing adopter about their experiences. And our Buddy Scheme puts prospective adopters in touch with existing adopters to support them through the ups and downs of their journey.

Please get in touch with us if you require any further information.